Hay Quality

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Early cut alfalfa (late bud, early bloom stage) may vary from 16 to 20% crude protein. Even late cut alfalfa will contain 12 to 15% crude protein. Fiber content of alfalfa hays range from 20 to 28%. In contrast, the average grass hay averages 8.4% crude protein and 31.4% fiber.

Alfalfa hay can also be useful in the diets of horses with insulin resistance. Although alfalfa hay is often higher in total energy content than grass hays, most of the energy in alfalfa hay is from digestible protein and fiber, rather than from sugars, starches and fructans. Alfalfa is recognized as one of the most nutritious forages available and is widely used as conserved forage (ex, hay, silage) in the diets of beef and dairy cattle. However, the utilization of alfalfa by grazing beef cattle has been limited due to its propensity to cause pasture bloat.
Is grass hay better for horses.. Benefits: Legumes are higher in protein and calcium than grass hay, and may also provide more energy and a higher level of total digestible nutrients, such as vitamin A. Alfalfa is very palatable to horses, so they tend to waste less of it compared to grass hay.

What is the difference between Timothy hay and Orchard Grass Hay   Orchard Grass hay is higher in protein (10-12%), higher in calorie content and contains the same balanced levels of calcium and phosphorus as Timothy Hay;  The higher calorie content of Orchard Grass is a result of higher fiber digestibility compared to Timothy Grass Hay.
Pierre Gabriel
Owner

The Most Nutritious Forages

Alfalfa is recognized as one of the most nutritious forages available and is widely used as conserved forage (ex, hay, silage) in the diets of beef and dairy cattle. However, the utilization of alfalfa by grazing beef cattle has been limited due to its propensity to cause pasture bloat.

Whats in Alfafa Hay

Alfalfa hay is an excellent source of good quality protein and fiber. Alfalfa is a legume hay in the pea family and is sometimes called “lucerne”. These hays are higher in protein and minerals and are more palatable than grass hays.

Early cuts of Alfafa Hay

Early cut alfalfa (late bud, early bloom stage) may vary from 16 to 20% crude protein. Even late cut alfalfa will contain 12 to 15% crude protein. Fiber content of alfalfa hays range from 20 to 28%. In contrast, the average grass hay averages 8.4% crude protein and 31.4% fiber. Alfalfa hay can also be useful in the diets of horses with insulin resistance. Although alfalfa hay is often higher in total energy content than grass hays, most of the energy in alfalfa hay is from digestible protein and fiber, rather than from sugars, starches and fructans.

Is Alfafa Suitable forage for horses

Or are there other more suitable forages? The answers are yes, and yes. Alfalfa hay is a valuable forage for horses when fed to the right classes of horses and in the correct amounts for its full benefit to be realised. The following article looks at the nutrients contained in alfalfa hay and its many and varied uses in the horse industry.

Can Alfafa Pellets Replace Hay

As a partial or full replacement — replace hay pound for pound. Alfalfa cubes, alfalfa pellets and beet pulp are more calorie dense than most grass hay; some adjustments in feeding rate may be necessary.

Is Grass Hay Better for Horses

Benefits: Legumes are higher in protein and calcium than grass hay, and may also provide more energy and a higher level of total digestible nutrients, such as vitamin A. Alfalfa is very palatable to horses, so they tend to waste less of it compared to grass hay.

What happens if you overfeed a horse? Overfeeding a horse can cause colicbowl obstructions and can even lead to death if not corrected in time. A horse can eat as much forage or hay on a free-feeding basis, but his feed amount needs to correspond to his weight for that particular feed, as each horse food has a different weight.

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